I love Max Brook and his work. That being said, the Zombie Guide while good just doesn't lend itself to audiobook form in my opinion. The material is stellar, the narration excellent but it just doesn't feel right. Buy World War Z, its one of the best audiobooks on Audible!
The biggest drawback and what made me stop after a while is that I just didn't like the narrator. The stories that I listened to were very good, they're by Howard after all.
Howard is very masculine fiction and I felt that Beohmar just did give it the weight and feel of other compliations I've listened to.
The narrative is so engaging. So much ground is covered, so many names, places, movements and events are presented but they flow seamlessly together and never once are you overwhelmed.
It felt intimate. The tone and pacing was if an aunt or grandparent were talking to reading to you when you were a child (but never down to you by any stretch!). It was a flow of information that not at all a lecture.
Hidden sight is of course 20/20. Attitudes, ideas and actions were at times shocking. The Dreifus Affair was insane by ever stretch of the imagination.
Well obvious the titular character. There is so much more depth in the literary Conan than the film version. He is a far more clever and rational than what I grew up thinking. He a stratagist, thief, ruler, warrior and pirate.
I have listened to Dies the Fire, one of several that McLaren has read that I enjoyed. The quality of the reading and voice acting was of the same high standards.
Excellent narration, is really what it comes down to. Kate Reading's voice acting was fantastic and gave each character a voice and life of it's own.
As a history buff the touches of the Victorian in the book made me chuckle quite a few times as 'Victorian Modesty' ran smack into the practical side of jungle adventuring.
It felt so natural and real. In the midst of the dangers and trials you were reminded the heroine was a naturalist at heart and the scientific observation and inquiries did not disappear in favor of action at moments of crisis.
The exploration of the ruins I would have to say. It was a moment of timelessness in a world of the fantastic. The heroine and reader both shared a glimpse into ancient eons.
Oh very much so. I sank right into the book hated having to stop and start repeatedly.
The music and sound effects really made a great addition to the book. Stuff like doors swooshing open, blast shots and wookie roars give it that little extra bump at drawing you in.
Besides Face sounding like Captain Kirk? When I read I often don't associate voices with characters so he brought more life to the characters.
The moment where Piggy realized that Scut had grown up admiring him.
I would say the top 75 percent. It's a book I recommend to others.
I would compare it to - A Renegade History of the United States. They are both books that show you that history is not only not what you think it is but it's also weirder than fiction.
I have listened to his reading of - The Enemy at the Gate: Habsburgs, Ottomans and the Battle for Europe. They were both very good offerings.
No. I had some familiar with the subject matter so I was not in a rush to read it.
I would read a book but the reading did not do the text any favors.
I have not read a book by him before.
Precise, clear, dry
I could see a History Channel or Discovery special or short series.
The book is detailed yet is easy to follow both in how it is written as well narrated. This is the abridged version. If they ever put it an unabridged version I would most definitely read it.
What I liked best about the book is that it did not strike me as overly biased in a particular direction. The author did not come try to tear down or hold up Sherman as some paragon. Rather he was portrayed as a man who was willing to do what he felt was necessary but at the same time kept the rules of civility ever on his mind.
To my knowledge I have not heard Eric Conger narrate before. It was
Not particularly. I am familiar with history of Sherman's March. While there was plenty of new things I learned, there was nothing I would consider 'moving' in a dramatic sense.
I did not like the double narration. The woman reading the diaries of the southern civilians felt odd to me. While there was consistent journal entries I felt they could have easily been handled by Mr. Conger.
Greed, Lies, Racism.
I do not thing there was a particular character that stood out. Rather she handled a range of different people and accents fairly well. At the beginning I was not sure I liked her handling of accents but as time wore on they seemed to come into their own and were quite enjoyable.
No it is far too long for one sitting.
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